Monday, July 21, 2014

Foods with more sugar than a donut


I mean, this is exactly why I don't risk buying processed foods. 

The NAKED juice, yoplait yogurt, nature valley bar, and Dole mixed fruit are crazy high in sugar!

Best to eat whole foods all the time. I know that sounds a little restrictive to a lot of people, but the human body was designed to eat whole foods, not things processed with chemicals and sugars and God knows what else.

Now, that's not to say that I am perfect and never buy or eat processed foods. I sure do. But I am well aware of what they contain, educated on how to read labels and ingredient list, and eat them knowing I am sacrificing a more ideal food for convenience.

But do I do this often?

No way.

Even when I veer a little off Paleo, I still stick with whole, clean foods whenever possible. In fact, I would say that's my main food philosophy, more so then Paleo (though I really believe grains are not the right choice for me), but unprocessed is the #1 goal.

Also... Pet peeve? I just heard a Light n Fit Greek yogurt commercial as I was typing this and they asked the question, "trying to get fit but missing real pleasure? Try our Greek yogurt!" 


Being fit/healthy and having pleasure are not mutually exclusive. I have more pleasure than I ever thought I could by eating well, real food is tasty, but I didn't know that when I was overburdening my taste buds with an onslaught of sugar and salt that made it so that I couldn't taste anything else...

Grr. Propagating the falsehood that living healthy life is difficult and boring.

But.... Busy life right now so I will have to make this short!! Just wanted to check in and then let you guys know I am well and still on track.


1 comment:

  1. Know what you mean about junky processed foods.
    I slipped up a week or so ago when I forgot my home-made lunch, so popped out to buy something instead. I was in a rush and bought pre-cooked cocktail sausages - it's meat, so OK, right? Oh no. Mistake. Big mistake!
    It's meat, Jim, but not as we know it. Imagine my shock when I read the label (sadly afterwards).
    They contained... Pork (61%), Water, Rusk, Rapeseed Oil, Potato Starch, Pork fat, Wheat Flour, Acacia Honey, Caster Sugar, Salt, Stabiliser (Sodium triphosphate), Yeast Extract, Black Pepper, Coriander, Nutmeg, Sage, Cayenne Pepper, Rusk (contains Wheat Flour, Salt)
    and all this 'goodness' was, and I quote, 'filled into Pork Protein Casings' !!!
    Although they sort of filled a hole at the time, they tasted like crap, and for a miserly 100g serving this was 11.5g carbohydrate. Never again - lesson learned - RTFL (a.k.a. read the f-f-f-f- label).